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January 01, 2011

I never liked new year’s resolutions. Sure, it would be great to start going to the gym or swimming regularly again. And maybe if I went to sleep early for once, I could wake up early and get a fresh start each day instead of putting excessive wear and tear on the snooze button. Perhaps this could finally be the year I cook at home more often than I eat out.

That all sounds wonderful in principle, but we all know that just because it’s 2011 now, bad habits aren’t going to magically correct themselves.

So, instead of coming up with the usual list of resolutions, I’ve decided to focus on just a single one that I can handle: this year, I will do more creative things again. Simple enough, right?

Recently, I realized that I’d been neglecting a lot of personal interests because my expectations had just become too high. Of course, the problem is, you can’t get good at anything without learning to suck at it first.

I started to accumulate sketchbooks that were empty, instruments that sat unplayed, cameras that didn’t see the light of day, and ideas that had been shot down before they were given a chance – all because I wasn’t sure that I could do them justice.

Well, I’m hoping to put an end to that this year.

I don’t keep a diary, so I’ve decided to start this blog to have a place to put notes about my random projects. I’ll also be putting up some source code for the first time on GitHub. Hopefully, these will be useful to someone out there.